Reviews and Problems with Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX
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Fantastic carry around lens
Bad Bob, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I have only had this lens for a couple of weeks. I haven't been able to really test it out fully yet, but so far I am really impressed with it. I also have a Nikon 18x200mm lens which has been my carry around lens for several years. I am at the point where I am much more interested in the wide angle aspect of photography than telephoto. It's not that I will never use the 18-200 lens again, I am just going to used it a lot less.
Excerpt: Really shines at 24-35mm, two stops down. Corner sharpness not great, but since I normally crop my images, I find it acceptable. Directly compared to a Sigma 17-50mm, the AF on the Nikon is faster and quieter, especially in live view. Build quality is very good. The zoom ring is a bit stiff for video.
Summary: This is my primary lens for about 75% of all of my photos. I use it mostly for weddings. You don't get second chances to shoot them, so you want a lens that covers a good range to adapt to situations in front of you. The 16-85 mm range gives you the flexibility to handle this fast paced environment without having to switch lenses or cameras. The lens will handle everything from wide landscapes to intimate portraits with a nice bokeh.
Excerpt: This lens replaced my Nikkor 18-200 VRI lens. It's lighter, faster focusing, sharper and displays much less barrel distortion. The 80-200 had unacceptable distortion at both extreme ends. <br /><br />At the longer end, an excellent, albeit slow, portrait lens. The bokeh at 3: 5 is somewhat lacking, but a f2 or wider lens is required for this, and an f1: 8 16-85, if it existed, would weigh nearly twice as much and cost at least three times as much.
Excerpt: I was looking for a wide-angle zoom in the range of a 24mm (equivalent) to replace my 18-55mm kit lens for the Sony NEX-7, which meant a 16mm lens. A tough lens to find because wide range zooms are not generally known for great optics.I purchased a Nikon 18-140mm f3.5 DX ED VR and was disappointed with the corner detail at 18mm, both wide open and stopped down.I shot all my tests on a tripod on a bright day, viewed in Adobe Bridge, and calibrate my monitors with Color...
Excerpt: This a lens designed for landscape photography. It's wide and slow. If you need to take low light shots with this lens...then put it on a tripod. Otherwise, it's a pretty good workhorse. This lens is on my D7000 90% of the time. I like the mid range areas of this lens a lot..around 35-50mm. There is no creep, and at 16mm's.it's very wide. It's fairly well built, light and reliable. I've shot hundreds of pictures with this lens, and plan to shoot hundreds more.